MFLX » Topics » We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed May 7, 2009.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings or our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to OEMs, who include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. We must continue to design our products into our customers’ product offerings in order to remain competitive. However, our OEM customers may decide not to design our products into their product offerings in the future. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us or switches to alternative technologies developed or manufactured by one or more of our competitors, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, the product may not be commercially successful, we may not receive any orders from that manufacturer, the OEM may qualify additional vendors for the product or we could be undercut by a competitor’s pricing. Additionally, if an OEM selects one or more of our competitors, they may rely upon such competitors for the life of specific offering and, to the extent possible, subsequent generations of similar offerings. Any of these events would result in fewer sales and reduced profits for us.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Feb 9, 2009.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings or our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to OEMs, who include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. We must continue to design our products into our customers’ product offerings in order to remain competitive. However, our OEM customers may decide not to design our products into their product offerings in the future. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us or switches to alternative technologies developed or manufactured by one or more of our competitors, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, the product may not be commercially successful, we may not receive any orders from that manufacturer, the OEM may qualify additional vendors for the product or we could be undercut by a competitor’s pricing. Additionally, if an OEM selects one or more of our competitors, they may rely upon such competitors for the life of specific offering and, to the extent possible, subsequent generations of similar offerings. Any of these events would result in fewer sales and reduced profits for us.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-K filed Dec 9, 2008.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings or our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to OEMs, who include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. We must continue to design our products into our customers’ product offerings in order to remain competitive. However, our OEM customers may decide not to design our products into their product offerings in the future. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us or switches to alternative technologies developed or manufactured by one or more of our competitors, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, the product may not be commercially successful, we may not receive any orders from that manufacturer, the OEM may qualify additional vendors for the product or we could be undercut by a competitor’s pricing. Additionally, if an OEM selects one or more of our competitors, they may rely upon such competitors for the life of specific offering and, to the extent possible, subsequent generations of similar offerings. Any of these events would result in fewer sales and reduced profits for us.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Aug 6, 2008.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long-term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for the charger products we are working to develop. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed May 8, 2008.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long-term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for the charger products we are working to develop. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Feb 7, 2008.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

 

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We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for the charger products we are working to develop. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-K filed Dec 13, 2007.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and

 

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products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for the charger products we are working to develop. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2007.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long-term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for the charger products we are developing. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed May 8, 2007.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long-term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for our charger products. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Feb 6, 2007.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for our charger products, on a timely basis. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-K filed Dec 13, 2006.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

 

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We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for our charger products, on a timely basis. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2006.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long-term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for our charger products, on a timely basis. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed May 9, 2006.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for our charger products, on a timely basis. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Feb 7, 2006.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

 

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

 

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for our charger products, on a timely basis. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

 

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-K filed Dec 12, 2005.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings, if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful, or if we do not timely execute our operational and strategic plans.

 

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

 

We cannot be certain that our current products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for their products. In addition, our long term strategy relies in part on new technologies and products. We cannot be certain that our new technology and products will be selected by customers, especially if we are unable to obtain certain industry approval, including Underwriters Laboratory approval for our charger products, on a timely basis. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities, if we do not execute our operational and strategic plans for new products in a timely manner or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

 

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Aug 5, 2005.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings or if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful.

 

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

 

We cannot be certain that our products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify additional vendors for its products. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities or if our customers increase their reliance on additional sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

 

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed May 12, 2005.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings or if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful.

 

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

 

We cannot be certain that our products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify an additional vendor for its products. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities or if our customers increase their reliance on second sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

 

This excerpt taken from the MFLX 10-Q filed Feb 10, 2005.

We will have difficulty selling our products if customers do not design our flexible printed circuit products into their product offerings or if our customers’ product offerings are not commercially successful.

 

We sell our flexible printed circuit products directly or indirectly to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, that include our products and component assemblies in their product offerings. As a result, we rely on OEMs to select our products to be designed into their product offerings. We must qualify our products with our customers, which involves demonstrating to our customers that our products can be manufactured within specified tolerances. This process can be time-consuming, complex, costly and difficult. If an OEM selects one of our competitors to provide a product instead of us, it becomes significantly more difficult for us to sell our products to that OEM because changing component providers after the initial production runs begin involves significant cost, time, effort and risk for the OEM. Our customers typically are not obligated to purchase products from us and can stop using our products at any time. Even if an OEM designs one of our products into its product offering, we have no assurance that the product will be commercially successful, that we will receive any order from that manufacturer or that we will not be undercut by a competitor’s pricing.

 

We cannot be certain that our products will continue to be selected for design into our customers’ products or that our customers will not also qualify an additional vendor for its products. If we are unable to obtain additional customer qualifications, if we cannot qualify our products for high-volume production quantities or if our customers increase their reliance on second sources for their production, our net sales may decrease.

 

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